The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 5 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 3.31% 10.19% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 61.11% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £356 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £525 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 9.93% 16.67% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 19
Average daily rate £550 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £580 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Use Case
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Economics
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) RUP
5 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Life Science
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) BPMN
6 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mart
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
2 1 (8.33%) ERwin
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Private Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Economics
1 2 (16.67%) Life Science
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Use Case
2 3 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) RUP
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) BPMN
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) IDEF
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) PDM
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) IronPython
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) CA